Combat brain injuries may play a role in PTSD

Physical force such as exposure to bomb blasts during army combat may predispose soldiers to post-traumatic stress disorder.

This research is important for physicians providing treatment for soldiers in the years following deployment.

Currently, the only way to detect PTSD is to use specific testing such as MRIs, which are costly. Simpler methods of assessing brain injury are needed.

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